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ISSUE 38 November/December 2019 BRISBANE

HUGE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE INSIDE!

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t’s 4.30am. I’m in my PJs, having a sneaky cuppa and getting my head straight for the day ahead. It’s at times like this that the mama juggle never ceases to amaze me. And there’s never a time of year we feel it more than in the downhill slide into Christmas. The end-of-year wrap-ups and unbelievably cute Christmas concerts, combined with the craziness of planning for Christmas and getting organised for a well-deserved summer break, makes for one very frazzled mama. Like most Brisbane families, we often turn to the local playground for a much-needed respite from the chaos. The kids can burn off steam whilst you grab a coffee and just breathe for a moment. So, this issue, we take our team of investigators (aka the kids) to Newport to find out what it reeeally

takes to build the perfect playspace. For our Education feature, we head over to Grace Lutheran College to find out how this innovative school is equipping students of today with skills for the future through its robotics programs. Of course, November also means we are well into the lead up to Christmas! #notstartedshoppingyet. If you are always chasing your tail like me, we have a HUGE Christmas gift guide, with something for everyone (yup, even some sneaky treats for Mum!). We’ve also got a round-up of the best Christmas activities across the region. And, as always, we have all the latest news, reviews, events and more! With love and Christmas sparkles,

Angela xo

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PLAY: We take our team of little

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Games, toys,

investigators to Newport to find out what it

gadgets and more, we have everything to fill

really takes to create the perfect playspace.

your stockings this season!

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FROM THE EDITOR ................................................................................................................ 3 WHAT’S ON: The best events in Brisbane for November and December ............................ 6 THINGS TO DO: All the kid-friendly fun at Brisbane’s Southbank this summer............... 10 NOTICEBOARD: The latest news from the region’s schools ................................................12 CHECK THIS OUT: The best Christmas gifts for the whole family.................................... 13 EDUCATION: Readying young people for the Fourth Industrial Revolution ..................... 24 REVIEWS: Movies and books for the family............................................................................ 31 CLASSIFIEDS: Family friendly products and services.......................................................... 33 RECIPE: Calypso® Mango cheesecake slice ......................................................................... 34

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CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

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The popular Christmas Wonderland will return to Ipswich this festive season as part of a line-up of family-friendly activities across the city. Each night from 6.00pm, enjoy Christmas stalls, delicious fare and live entertainment for the whole family. Grab a bite to eat and don’t miss the roving carolers, along with Santa and his Christmas friends as they spread festive cheer.

Following two sell-out Australian tours, and a smash hit season in London’s West End, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are back in Australia. This brilliant show is packed with allnew crazy experiments and more amazing facts. The doctors explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the incredible things your body can do! Plus, they’ll share their favourite bits from the award-winning TV show.

SPIDERS THE EXHIBITION 9 DECEMBER TO 4 MAY 2020 Queensland Museum spiders.qm.qld.gov.au Explore the fascinating world of spiders and let your little ones become an Arachnologist for a day. Discover these impressive creatures as you come face to face with 12 live spider species and 200 spider specimens.

A Christmas Carol From 29 NOVEMBER QPAC qpac.com.au Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption is brought to life by award-winning theatre company, shake & stir. It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is spending his night like every other – hunched over his coals, counting his fortune and cursing the happiness of others – until a few unexpected visitors come knocking on his door. A Christmas Carol is a large-scale, visual feast to set your spirits soaring!

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HOLIDAY CAMPS THROUGHOUT SUMMER Golf Central BNE golfcentralbne.com.au There is bucket load of fun waiting to happen at Golf Central BNE with the Junior Holiday Golf Camp. Kids can enjoy learning the game of golf and making new friends! With clinics full of fun activities, perfect for children aged 5 to 11, regardless of skill level.

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14 DECEMBER TO SNOWMAN 27 JANUARY 2020 7 DECEMBER TO 26 APRIL 2020 Museum of Brisbane GOMA museumofbrisbane.com.au qagoma.qld.gov.au There’s so much on for kids This December come face to frosty this summer at Museum of VISITEnjoy MUSEUM face with an incredible, out-ofBrisbane! festive fun, OF BRISBANE FOR FESTIVE VISIT MUSEUM OF BRISBANE FOR FESTIVE art activities, clock tower season snowman. Trapped within icy FUN, ART ACTIVITIES, CLOCK TOWER hours, hands-on workshops confines, Snowman 1987/2017–19 is a frozen FUN, ART ACTIVITIES, CLOCK TOWER TOURS AND and more. Located at Level 3,HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS sculpture by leading contemporary artists and TOURS AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS City Hall, admission is free, collaborators Peter Fischli and David Weiss. except for special exhibitions within its freezer, the expression 14 DEC 2019 - 27 JAN 2020 Contained 14 DEC 2019 - 27 JANor 2020 programs. of Snowman will shift over time as its smile and eyes are re-traced by hand every few days.

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Jungle Book The Musical 14 DECEMBER TO 18 JANUARY Brisbane Arts Theatre artstheatre.com.au

A funky adaptation of the collected stories of Rudyard Kipling, this unique production sees the classic tale brought to life through songs and memorable characters, allowing the whole family to rediscover the fable of the abandoned ‘man cub’, raised by wolves in the jungle.

Finding Santa 15 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER 40 locations across Ipswich city christmasinipswich.com.au

Santa and his helpers are hiding in Ipswich! Can you find them all? Finding Santa is an interactive augmented reality trail that will be available across 40 locations within the city. Catch a glimpse of Rudolph waiting for a bus, watch as Dasher and his mates graze. You might even see Santa getting your present ready!

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sh echanics BuM UNTIL 2 FEBRUARY The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

See footage from the popular TV servies and try your hand at some of the ingenious and resourceful nyurulypa, or tricks, by assembling the discarded parts that make up the exhibition’s ‘bush driving simulator’ and operating it.

Christmas Putt Putt 14 NOVEMBER TO 24 DECEMBER Victoria Park victoriapark.com.au Play Putt Putt under ‘Christmas trees’, surrounded by larger than life Christmas characters including happy Elves, grazing reindeers, playful toy soldiers, naughty gingerbread men and the big man Santa himself! There are three magical areas to venture through. Kids can even post their wish lists to Santa at Santa’s letterbox. Open for daytime and nighttime play. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

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29 NOVEMBER

Lighting of the Christmas Tree 6:30pm – 7:30pm King George Square

Share in the festive cheer as the Christmas tree is lit, while enjoying a host of Christmas carols and a special festive performance. 6 – 24 DECEMBER

Gold Lotto City Hall Lights 7:30pm each night until midnight (running every 15 minutes) King George Square

Each night, City Hall will light up with a spectacular light display. 13 – 22 DECEMBER

Christmas Parade

Spectacular lights, yummy food, your favourite carols and amazing fireworks! It’s all happening in Brisbane this Christmas.

7:00pm each night Queen Street Mall

The Christmas Parade is a Brisbane family favourite with nativity scene, Santa and festive entertainment each night.

ROMA STREET PARKLAND 29 NOVEMBER – 13 DECEMBER

The Enchanted Garden 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Explore the magic of the Enchanted Garden, as Roma Street Parkland transforms into a festival wonderland.

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20 – 23 DECEMBER

Carols Extravaganza presented by Hillsong Brisbane 6:45pm – 7:30pm & 8:30pm – 9:15pm, South Bank Piazza

Bring the family along for a carol extravaganza. Sing along to your favourite carols and join in the festive cheer. $5 entry fee (2 and under free) 20 – 23 DECEMBER

Fireworks Spectacular presented by eatSouthBank 8:00pm – 8:15pm Clem Jones Promenade

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Watch the Brisbane skyline light up every night with a spectacular fireworks display, from 20 to 23 December. 20 – 23 DECEMBER

Santa’s Stop Over 5:00pm – 9:15pm

Kids can enjoy storytelling and craft at this Santa meet and greet. 20 – 23 DECEMBER

Festive Beats 4:00pm – 10:00pm Little Stanley Street Lawns, Rainforest Green, River Quay and Streets Beach

Bring along a picnic and settle in to enjoy some festive beats on South Bank. For more information on Christmas activities being held across the city, head to christmasinbrisbane.com.au #merrybrismas

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IS YOUR FAMILY SWIM READY THIS SEASON? With the weather warming up, swim safety messaging is increasing and for good reason. Despite ongoing aquatic education, devastatingly, drowning is still the number one cause of accidental death in children under five years. With that in mind, swim school leaders at Rackley Swimming are encouraging all

families to improve their year-round water safety awareness, especially in preparation for our Summer holiday season. “Swimming skills can help save lives, no matter the aquatic activity,” said Rackley Swimming General Manager, Cameron Speechley. “That’s why our community message, ‘This is Swimming’, is so important.

Bush Kindy blossoms at NCC Due to popular demand, the Bush Kindy program at NCC Kallangur has expanded to now run twice a week at the innovative centre. Offered to children within the Kindergarten program, children go off-site to the local park where they have access to bush land, water ways and flora and fauna they may not see in their own backyard. Centre Director, Cassie Dinte explained, “Children get to climb trees, explore a world of nature and learning, use their senses to investigate, learn boundaries and rules, but also be children and be free to learn in nature.” Being in a high-density housing area where children are seeing less of the outdoors, the program is a welcome addition for local families.

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It highlights how any body of water – surfing, wading, splashing, jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, tyre rafting, even building sandcastles – should be considered to be as swimming, because if a child falls into the water while doing that activity, swimming skills would be required,” added Speechley. Rackley Swimming also suggests that yearround swimming is not only vital, but a smart decision. World first ‘Early Years Swimming’ research by Griffith University has shown that children exposed to regular swimming from a young age, can be six to fifteen months ahead of the normal population, when it comes to cognitive skills, problem solving, literacy, numeracy, as well as social ability, coordination, and following instructions. “Swimming is one of Australia’s favourite hobbies. Through regular swimming lessons and our booster Holiday Swim Programs, we want to help ensure all Aussie kids don’t just love it, but are safer swimmers no matter the season,” concluded Speechley. For more information, head to rackleyswimming.com.au

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“It’s not something that many children have access to at home and there isn’t anything else like it in the area, so families are really on board with the concept.” As well as the Bush Kindy program, NCC Kallangur also offers Bush Playtime to the younger children at the centre. “Children from six weeks to four years old can take part in our Bush Playtime,” said Cassie. “Held in our community garden, children can be in nature and learn to use imagination for play – building on the senses and exploring the natural world around us.” The Bush Kindy and Bush Playtime programs at NCC are at no extra cost to families and open to all children at the centre, however, availability is limited.

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ith their Buderim centre already rated as ‘exceeding’, Little Village Early Learning is proud to bring its nature-based childcare service to Brisbane, opening a new centre in Bridgeman Downs. Central to their philosophy is the belief that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ “Our vision is to create and build a caring community that supports children and their families in the important years before school,” said Leonie Macleod from Little Village. Opening in early 2020, the centre will offer quality early learning and childcare for babies and children from six weeks old to school age, as well as offering Kindergarten and a Bush Kindy Program to children over three years. “We believe nature play promotes cognitive, social and emotional development and builds resilience and creativity - all skills that help a child in school and life,” said Leonie. The 10,000m2 site on Ridley Road, Bridgeman Downs, will provide Little Village with the space to create a unique early learning environment while protecting a nature reserve for our local wildlife, flora and fauna.  “Alongside our own natural reserve, we are building our own ‘little village’ with connected learning environments for each age and stage of a child’s development,” Leonie said. The centre will offer an inclusive service, providing nutritious meals and snacks, nappies, care products, bedding and hats. Find out more at littlevillage.net.au.

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SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT PLAYGROUND? WE SAIL OVER TO NEWPORT TO FIND OUT WHY ITS IS BECOMING A FAVOURITE FOR BRISBANE FAMILIES.

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tockland is renowned for its innovative parks and playgrounds, creative design and state-of the-art equipment, and the new Spinnaker Park at Newport is certainly no exception. “The playground has been designed around a nautical theme and will encourage children’s imaginations to run wild with a play ship, a coconut rope swing, climbing nets, slides as well as sand and water play activities,” said David Laner, Queensland General Manager for Residential Communities at Stockland. Designed in collaboration with children’s charity, The Touched By Olivia Foundation, the playground is a showcase of accessibility, ensuring children of all ages and abilities can play together. “The playground’s 18 pieces of equipment include a landmark three-storey high sail tower, incorporating a wheelchair-accessible viewing platform with spectacular views over the lake and Bay,” Mr Laner said. “We are proud to be setting a benchmark for inclusive, imaginative outdoor play in southeast Queensland.” The park spans 8851 square metres and provides public access to Newport’s lake, with a launch area for non-motorised water craft such as kayaks and paddleboards. Ben Urban, Managing Director of Urban Play, who constructed the playground, said the design drew on the park’s coastal location. “We wanted to design a playground that celebrates the beach lifestyle that Australian families know and love,’’ Mr Urban said.

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“An intergenerational design approach was taken to design a play environment, which caters to all ages with equipment offering a wide variety of play activities that develop and challenge children’s physical, social and cognitive development.’’ The park also incorporates a central plaza, showcasing public art pieces as well as interactive water features that are illuminated at night to create a spectacular display. “We are excited to be opening up the lake for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to Spinnaker Park becoming a recreational hub for the region, reflecting Stockland’s commitment to creating healthy, active communities,” said David. If that’s not enough space to play, Lock Park has also opened recently in Newport, adjacent to the Newport Lock at Jabiru Canal. With a huge grassed area and picnic shelter, this waterfront park is a great spot for ball

games, picnics and family gatherings. “Our newest park complements the recently opened Spinnaker Park and playground,” said David. “Lock Park has been designed to allow visitors to take in views of the Bay, the canals and our centrepiece lake, and is an ideal vantage point for families to enjoy a picnic and throw a ball around while watching the boats come and go.’’ Coffee lovers are also well catered for, with Newport’s Café Playground. A nautical themed playground, the waterfront park is adjacent to Newport’s popular Izba Espresso cafe as well as the Newport Sales and Information Office. “Mums and Dads can relax while enjoying coffee served from a repurposed 40-foot shipping container while children play in the fully fenced playground,” said David. And for those that love to pedal, Central Park located on Brindabella Street features a K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


WHAT’S THERE • Play ship

• Coconut rope swing • Climbing nets • Sand and water play • Three-storey high tower • All abilities play facilities • Water fountains (outside the gated area) • Toddler sail tower with climbing activities and slide • Toilets and baby change facilities • Fully fenced and gated • Soft fall floor • Wheelchair access ramp and viewing platform

central paved area surrounded by multiple shaded areas with room for kids to ride their bikes and scooters. Here you’ll also find the latest in children’s play equipment including elevated rope walks and ladders, slides and swings. There are also two custom-designed shelters, barbecues, toilets, and the space and facilities for families to enjoy parties and gatherings. Located on the Redcliffe Peninsula and 38 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD, Newport is one of several suburbs in Brisbane’s thriving northern corridor, which is becoming popular with families. And with waterfront parks, kilometres of cycle paths, beach access and improved public transport, it’s easy to see why an increasing number of families are ditching inner-city living for this family friendly option. “It is thrilling to see our vision for Newport rapidly coming to life,” said David. “Families are well catered for with a range of schools, shops, dining and entertainment options in close proximity, as well as a future town centre and marina part of the community and within walking distance of all homes.” As the region grows, there are plenty more family friendly facilities in store for Newport. “The community will feature a retail and waterside dining precinct, leafy foreshore parks, kilometres of cycling and walking paths, and easy access to schools, shops, health facilities, public transport and beaches.” A new access road will also directly connect Newport with the neighbouring Moreton Bay Regional Council Nathan Road Sport and Recreation Precinct, which is currently under construction. “These new sports facilities will add to the wealth of opportunities encouraging Newport residents to lead an active and healthy lifestyle,’’ Mr Laner said. More than 13,550 square metres of parkland has been delivered at Newport so far. The flat topography of Newport makes it a perfect site for families to take advantage of a planned 19 kilometres of pedestrian paths and eight kilometres of cycle ways. Newport also hosts regular free family fun events such as its popular outdoor movie nights, children’s entertainment and seasonal celebrations at Christmas and Easter, as well as free outdoor fitness classes through the Live Life Get Active program. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

TO FIND OUT M O R E about Newport, visit the Sales and Information Centre on the corner of Griffith Road and Boardman Road, Newport, call the team on 1300 619 605 or go to stockland.com.au/ newport.

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TAYDAY LITTLE LUXE EXFOLIATION GIFT PACKAGE A beautiful selection of gorgeous products to nourish, nurture and pamper. Enjoy this little bit of luxury and take the time to exfoliate and nourish your face and body. Featuring organic and natural products, it’s the perfect gift for someone special! $95 // tayday.com.au 

DYSON V11 Buying an appliance for Mum is usually a no-no, but this Dyson cordless is uh-mazing. Intelligently optimising power, it deep cleans anywhere and adapts to different floor types, making cleaning a breeze. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want one? $1199 // joycemayne.com.au

CAT CHAIR SOCKS LITTLE STRAWBERRY SMALL WETBAGS Practical, useful and reusable, these gorgeous wet bags are the perfect accessory for a busy parent. They are water and stain resistant and feature a sturdy handle. Measuring 20cm x 25cm they are ideal for swimwear, lotions, toys, stationary, hair accessories, snacks, puzzles, games. Store in your handbag, nappy bag or kids school bag. $10 // littlestrawberries.com.au

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Looking for the purrfect stocking filler which is just as practical as it is aesthetically pleasing? These cat themed chair socks (pack of 4) stop chairs and stools scratching the floor, are easy to wash and come in a range of colours! Find them at the Cat Retreat Cafe, Chevallum, along with heaps of other cat lover meow-chandise to purr-chase just in time for Christmas. $8 for pack of 4 catretreatcafe.com.au K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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OSMO LITTLE GENIUS KIT Turn screen time into a lifelong love of learning with this latest kit from Osmo. Designed for the littlest learners, this hands-on learning adventure is perfect for kids aged 3-5. Spark their imagination as they learn critical skills and have a blast with these four games! $149 // playosmo.com

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SET – BACK TO NATURE Get kids out amongst it with the Tiger Tribe Outdoor Activity Set – an inspiring set designed to get children off the couch, unplugged and outside exploring nature. Use the magnifying glass to become a nature detective, trace shadows with chalk on the footpath, or collect leaves, petals and sticks to make a butterfly. Document observations and learn fun facts along the way. For ages 5+. RRP: $25 // tigertribe.com.au

The world’s first smart media player for children, Birde allows toddlers and preschoolers to listen to audiobooks, music and watch videos without needing to use a screen, keyboard, mouse or remote control. Simply tap the sturdy content token (seed) to the speaker to listen to the story or music! Kidproof, portable, washable and super-easy to use, Birde makes it easier for kids to play their own music, audiobooks and video in a completely safe way. From $199 // birde.co

SUCTION RAINBOW PLATE New from Emondo Kids, this unique Rainbow Plate is made from FDA approved 100% sustainable bamboo and food grade materials, it features three individual compartments, allowing parents to portion their little one’s meals, saving time, waste and heartache! The suction function means it stays where you put it until you choose to move it. Perfect to combat those fussy little eaters that want to create their own rainbow... of mess all over the dining room floor. $45 // emondokids.com.au

TEACHER DRAWA-POTECO KIT Give a unique gift that shows your true appreciation for your teacher with Bean Me Up’s Wonderful Teacher Collection of beans – laser engraved with the words Caring, Wonderful, Dedicated, Passionate, Patient, Nurturing and Thank You! As the beans grow, the words will emerge, letting the recipient know just how valued they are. This kit comes complete with an ecoPot and a set of 6 markers, ready for your child to create their own special design. $28.95 // beanmeup.com.au N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2019

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LEGO HARRY POTTER GREAT HALL Expelliarmus! This 4-level tower features a movable Grand Staircase, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised™ with changeable pictures and a roosting spot for Fawkes™. Also includes 10 mini figures and all the fun accessories you would expect, including wands, sorting hat, cauldrons and more. RRP $169.99

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN OF THE WORLD NESTING DOLLS These gorgeous nesting dolls from Marmalade Lion are a great conversation starter for the little people in your life. The set includes five must-know women to teach your children all about. Each hand-painted set comes with a beautifully curated book, which tells the story of each woman and her legacy. $59 // marmaladelion.com.au

SPECDRUMS New to the Sphero range, Specdrums are app-enabled rings that turn colours into music with a simple tap. Connect to the Specdrums MIX app and tap on anything – your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad – to create and mix sounds, beats, and loops that play through your mobile device. Available at JB Hi-Fi and Australian Geographic. RRP: $109.99-$169.99 sphero.com

NANOLEAF CANVAS SMARTER KIT These touch and sound reactive LED panels are a rad gift for any tween or teen. Control the lighting from your home-kit device through voice, touch or the Nanoleaf App. Create your own designs and shapes with the modular panels and choose from more than 16 million colours for functional or ambient lighting. Activate Rhythm Mode and watch the light squares react to sound! Available at JB Hi-Fi, David Jones and Apple stores. RRP: $319.99 // nanoleaf.me/en

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TELL ME A STORY CARDS We all have stories to tell and these gorgeous cards provide a forum for young people to recall and retell their own memorable moments and discover a sense of pride in their own achievements. As well as being a useful tool to facilitate communication and boost self-esteem, these story cards are wholesome family fun. Designed for ages 6 years and over. $66 // therapeuticresources.com.au

What kid doesn’t like pretending the floor is lava? In this brand-new game, players must imagine the floor is molten hot lava, while spinning for their colour and jumping along foam game pieces in order to reach safety. The Floor is Lava is a family game incorporating physical activity, imagination and pure fun! Remember, don’t touch the floor! For ages 5+. RRP: $39.95

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Who will get soaked first? Find out when you play Soggy Doggy, the showering, shaking, wet doggy game! Move your players around the board and take turns bathing this pup. But be careful - he loves to shake himself dry. If Soggy Doggy shakes all over you, wipe yourself off and head back to the start. The first one around the board wins! This anticipation-filled game of splishy splashy fun is great for kids and adults alike. Ages: 4+. RRP:  $29.99

OUTFOXED! Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing and it’s time for a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues and then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You’ll have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is hightailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop… or will you be Outfoxed? Great for younger players, ages 4+. RRP: $49.95

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MONOPOLY FORTNITE EDITION Is Fortnite fever still gripping your household? If you know your floss from your dab, this is the game for you! Choose a character, pick from 27 awesome outfits then it’s time to battle! Players claim locations and avoid the Storm to survive. The last player standing wins. RRP: $39

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FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Grace Lutheran College is equipping students of today with skills for the future through its innovative robotics programs.

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drone workforce. This partnership has been formed in order to provide innovative learning experiences for students. The introduction of the robotics program to Grace Lutheran College has its foundation in current research on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education to drive the academic and social engagement of students. It is an initiative that encourages young people to take an interest in scientific, mathematic, engineering and technological fields and to cultivate their interest through encouraging open-ended thinking and hands-on learning. The MEM20413 Certificate II Engineering Pathways (build a robot and build a drone) course allows students to develop an

understanding of how robots and drones work. Throughout this program, students will learn to build and maintain their own robot and drones, as well as complete a class project to build and maintain a robot that will provide a commercial service to the college. Once the robot is built, the students will then continue their learning by problem solving how to maintain the commercial robot in a simulated workplace environment. Grace College student, Nathan Lockyer, has been involved in the Robotics Program since Year 7. During that time, Nathan has participated in the FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Global Challenge. Nathan’s family has been involved in the FIRST Global Challenge at Grace College since the inaugural event where K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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Nathan’s sister, Sarah, attended the event in Washington DC. Nathan followed suit by competing for Team Australia in Mexico City during the 2018 edition of the event. At both events, the Grace College and St Peter’s Lutheran College teams were awarded silver medals.  “The event in Mexico City was just amazing – we made so many new friends and the quality of the other robots blew my mind. I can’t believe we have been asked to represent Australia again in 2019, this time in Dubai!” says Nathan.  Teacher of Robotics at the College, Peter Kellett says, “I have seen Nathan’s confidence and ability grow so much over the past three years. Like we say at FIRST, we don’t use kids to build robots – we use robots to build kids.” Nathan is also enrolled in the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways and is looking forward to improving his hands-on skills and developing more complex machines. Grace Lutheran College is quickly gaining a reputation for excellence in robotics. Each year they host the FIRST Lego League National Finals North, the FIRST Tech Challenge Queensland Regionals and FIRST Global Challenge – International Robotics Olympiad. Grace students also form part of the ‘Pineapples’, Queensland’s only team represented in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The same Grace students will be part of Team Australia in the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge being held in Dubai later this year. Grace Lutheran College commenced its inaugural class in July 2019 with 15 Grace Lutheran students from both the Rothwell and Caboolture campuses. Schools within the Moreton Bay Region are currently being invited, through the Grace Lutheran Trade Training Centre, to provide an expression of interest from individual Year 10 and 11 students wishing to participate in this exciting program in 2020.

Schools and parents of Year 10 and 11 students (in 2020) are invited to find out more information by contacting Leisa Jones, Grace Lutheran College VET Department on leisa_jones@glc.qld.edu.au

“We don’t use kids to build robots. We use robots to build kids.”

Grace Lutheran College student Nathan Lockyer competed for Team Australia at the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City.


New Springfield park and cafe Experience the first taste of the Kalina Springfield lifestyle with the opening of The Cafe Kalina in mid November. Enjoy breakfast and a coffee before the little ones run off to explore the new Panorama Park! Panorama Park will feature a scramble wall, slide, tyre swing, see-saw, trampolines, BBQ shelters and zones to play amongst the natural surrounds.

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In the lead up to the new school year, separation anxiety is a common concern. Edge Early Learning takes us inside a child’s day, and shares tips on what you can do to help. Dear Mummy, I know I cry at kindy drop off, and seem really frightened about being separated from you. I’m scared, excited and a hundred other words that I don’t even know yet. I have weird butterflies in my tummy that make me feel strange. But, please don’t be sad! As soon as you are gone, and Miss Ellie gives me a big hug, I feel safe and ready to explore. I start the day with my friends, we chat to each other whilst making the BIGGEST sandcastle. Mummy, you’d be so proud! Sometimes I get frustrated when the other kids take my spade, but Miss Ellie helps us to work it out together so we can all share. After morning tea, it’s time for art activities. We explore the garden for things to make collages. We paint pictures, we get messy. We stick, we colour, we create. I don’t know where the time goes, because all too quickly it’s lunchtime – yum! You’ll be amazed at the foods I try at kindy, we have something different every day! There’s curry, tacos, vegetarian pasta, the yummiest wraps. You’d love it, I know

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how much you like going out to places where other people cook food and bring it to you. Rest time comes and I’m exhausted. Though I’m not sleeping in my own bed, the kindy bed feels safe and snuggly, and Miss Ellie is always there to give us a pat or a cuddle. They aren’t as good as your sleepytime hugs, but they still feel nice. The afternoon goes by in a blur, but they are always fun. Miss Ellie has a different activity every day. We play alphabet and number games. The teachers use the words ‘learning intentions’ and ‘learning outcomes’ when talking to each other. I think that is grown-up speak for having LOTS of fun in lots of different ways. So, Mummy… I know you only see me crying, and you worry about me all day. But the butterflies go away and I have the BEST day at kindy – learning, making friends, and beginning to find my place in the world. And, my favourite bit? Your great big hug at the end of the day. Love from, Ollie x

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they live. When making a parenting order the Court will consider different factors relating to what is in the children’s best interests and this may be different to what the parents think is in the children’s best interests. Flexibility

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Verbal arrangement Parenting plan Consent parenting order Parenting order By Carolyn Devries, New Way Lawyers The above information is intended to provide general information about the types of parenting arrangements, it does not represent legal advice. If you would like legal advice about parenting arrangements or other family law matters you can call (07) 3548 5868 for a free 20 minute phone consultation with one of our family lawyers.

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DISNEY’S “FROZEN 2”

In cinemas November 28 (CTC)

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen”, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2”, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®winning team – directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.  See a Family Fun Screening on Sunday

December 1 at Event Cinemas. 10am pre-film fun in the foyer, 10:30am film. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

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ARCTIC JUSTICE

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

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In cinemas December 26 (CTC)

Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about this creepy and kooky clan. You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family will have you thinking again. Featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll with Bette Midler and Allison Janney.

Swifty is a little fox with big dreams, working in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. When Swifty accidently stumbles upon the hidden fortress of evil genius Ottos Von Walrus, he enlists the help of his friends – a ragtag group of Arctic misfits. Together, they spring into action to foil Otto’s sinister plan to drill beneath the Arctic surface and become the world’s supreme leader. Can they save the planet before it’s too late?

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The four players will have to face dangerous animals and brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most fantastical and dangerous game of Jumanji. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.

See a Family Fun Screening on Sunday December 8 at Event Cinemas. 10am prefilm fun in the foyer, 10:30am film.

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See a Family Fun Day Screening (advance screening) of Arctic Justice on Sunday November 3 at Event Cinemas. 10am prefilm entertainment and 10:30am film. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

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GARDEN SPARKLE

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School Readiness Classes focusing on: • Pre-Literacy Skills • Pre-Numeracy Skills • Early Reading Strategies • Oral Language Development • Creating Positive Mindsets • Values and Resilience • Concentration and Listening Skills

SEA SIREN PHOTOGRAPHY

W: seasirenphotography.com.au P: 0408 223 325 | Gold Coast Bring your child's dream to life with a themed portrait! More than just a photoshoot, become a mermaid, drive a vintage pedal car, run through a fairy flower garden. Pony shoots available too! • Props available for boys and girls. • Every detail is taken care of. • Photos are personalised and hand edited by professional retouchers. • Packages available from $250.

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GDL NATURE PLAY SPACES

W: gdlnatureplacespaces.com.au P: 0410 863 756 | Sunshine Coast Specialists in the design and construction of nature-based play spaces. We can offer custom-made spaces that bring your ideas to life. From early learning centres, schools, public spaces and private. We use our concept plans, work closely with you and gain inspiration from the children’s ideas to bring the best possible solutions to your space and budget.

Use code: KO TC for 10% off your or der! Give the gift of fairy gardening this Christmas! Nurture the imagination and delight the young at heart. Choose from Garden Sparkle’s range of designer fairy garden kits, magical fairy house, mini ornaments, figurines and accessories. Shipping Australia wide. Fast and friendly service with lots of sparkle. Afterpay & Zippay. Keeping the magic alive!


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Offering professional, supportive, non-judgemental help with sleep associations, routines, naps, night waking, early waking and more! With many years' experience working one-on-one with families, I evaluate each situation on a case-by-case basis to get to the bottom of why your little one isn’t sleeping and work with you to restore sleep to your household.

QLD Invest is for the families future, that’s why we are one of Queensland’s most trusted Property Investment teams. And right now we are giving you $5K towards any investment property purchased through us. Free investment advice and turn-key project management. High returning properties on the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane available now. It’s all made easy, for you to get ahead.

THE RESILIENCE REVOLUTION Offering empowering and practical wellbeing workshops and presentations for children, teenagers and parents focusing on building resilience. Upcoming Sunshine Coast Workshops: 30th Nov: Taming Tricky Feelings (5-7yrs) Taking Control of Anxiety (8-12 yrs) 1st Dec: Navigating Life's Challenges (girls 13-18yrs) Each workshop is followed by a parent information session. For more details and bookings visit facebook.com/theresiliencerevolution

QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM

W: qam.com.au P: (07) 5492 5930 A: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Queensland 4551

Sunburnt? Take a day off from the beach and enjoy the unique experience Queensland Air Museum has to offer. There are not many museums that allow you to get up close and personal to more than 90 historically significant aircraft!

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RUGBYTOTS

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The world's favourite Rugby Play Program is now here! With 60,000 children in 18 countries on 7 continents and their families now part of the Rugbytots family, come and join the fun. Our specially trained coaches deliver Group Play Programs for children aged 2-7 years and can work classes within your school or day care centres. Register on our website for a free trial at a location near you or if you would like to host RugbyTots, give us a call on 0405 828 273.

FINN & LULU TOYS

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Functional slow toys for babies through to big kids. Where every toy has a purpose, whether to help with coordination, imagination, or spatial reasoning. • Functional toys • Cool kids' products • Gorgeous clothing • Sustainably sourced

WITTACORK FARMSTAY

W: wittacork.com.au P: (07) 5494 4369 A: 286 Tesch Rd, Maleny

Stay on a real working dairy farm! With 150 acres of pristine rainforest to explore, guests can milk a cow, feed calves, goats, pigs and chickens and collect eggs. Our self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Kondalilla National Park. We now also do led pony rides!

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LIARBIRD

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There’s a monster in the jungle and it’s gobbling up the trees! It sounds like a job for The Very Super Bear! Can The Very Super Bear and his sidekick, Bruce the Goose, save the Jingle Jangle Jungle from the cranky, yellow monster? Find out in the exciting new adventure in this much-loved, bestselling series by Nick Bland. A fun rhyming story with captivating illustrations that is perfect for reading aloud.

The team behind Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls returns with this inspiring story that tells the story of British technology and computer science pioneer, Ada Lovelace. Ada jump-started the digital age nearly 200 years ago when she wrote what would become the world’s first programming language. It’s a story that encourages entrepreneurial spirit in young minds, whilst instilling lessons about hard work, creativity and determination.

Liarbirds learn to lie from the day they hatch. They are the best in the bush at fibbing, faking, fabricating and fake-news creating. Until one lyrebird decides to go straight and discovers that sometimes even the truth hurts. From the fabulous husband/wife team behind Koalas Eat Gum Leaves, Kookaburras Love to Laugh and How Did I Get Here?, Liarbird is a hilarious tale about honesty and always telling the truth.

FUNNY BONES

JUST RIGHT FOR CHRISTMAS

EDDIE WOO’S MAGICAL MATHS

RRP $24.99

With over 100 funny stories, hilarious poems and side-splitting drawings from some of Australia’s favourite and funniest people, including Andy Griffiths, Lawrence Leung, and Matt Cosgrove, Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of silly stories, hilarious one-liners, rib-tickling jokes, wisecracking cartoons and much, much more. It might have you laughing out loud, but it’s all for a serious cause – all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia. For ages 8-12. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

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One snowy Christmas Eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess. Little does he know that the leftover cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom’s inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth made into a scarf, which is just right for the smallest mouse. Rhythmical and vibrant, with a Christmas message that giving is as fun as receiving, this board book is perfect for ages 1+.

Australia’s favourite maths teacher and YouTube sensation is back with an exciting new activity book to captivate young minds! Find your way through a spiral maze, make a snowflake, doodle in 3D, communicate in code, play a game of boxes, spot the odd one out, keep a cloud diary, and impress family and friends with a mathematical card trick. Hours of fun for the school holidays and the perfect Christmas gift! N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2019

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CALYPSO® MANGO CHEESECAKE SLICE Summer means… mangos! This cheesecake is super easy to make, and is a yummy seasonal dessert for the whole family. Serves: 8 Prep Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins INGREDIENTS

4 Calypso® mangoes 2 x 200g packets lattice biscuits 375g cream cheese, softened ½ cup caster sugar 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 egg yolks 250g sour cream 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 250g mascarpone METHOD

• Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced. Grease and line a 22cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper, allowing a 3cm overhang on all sides.

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• Arrange 16 biscuits, glaze side down, over the base of the cake pan, cutting to fit so the base is covered. • Peel and cut the fruit from 1 mango. Process the mango until smooth (you should have ¾ cup of puree). Pour the puree into a jug, then wash and dry the food processor. • Combine the cream cheese and sugar in the processor. Process until smooth. Add the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks and sour cream, and pulse until just combined. Add ¾ cup mango puree, pulse to combine. Pour over the base. Arrange more biscuits, glazed side up, over the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until set. Set aside to cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight if time permits. • Lift the slice onto a board or serving platter. Fold the vanilla through the mascarpone. Gently whisk with a balloon whisk to thicken if

necessary. Spread over the biscuits. Cut the cheeks from the remaining mangoes. Using a large spoon remove the mango fruit from the cheeks and thinly slice. Arrange over the mascarpone. Cut into squares to serve.

Tips WHY CALYPSO ® MANGOES WORK BEST:

• They have a smaller seed, so you have more fruit. • Calypso® produce a beautiful thick puree, which is full of flavour. • The fruit is firmer so the fruit will slice easily, holding the shape when them arranging on the cheesecake. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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